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2.5 k - A Quick Granny Stripes Crochet Lapghan

After having spent an entire week trying to finish what apparently was a never-ending dress for Litte A. in *navy blue* (the horror!), I needed some instant "craftification". And nothing says fast like a Q/15mm hook and 4 strands of yarn held together, right?

The yarns had all been in my stash for quite some time, staring at me, softly whispering "Please, make something out of me" and you know you should always listen to what your yarn has to say.... Particularly the Sale Luxury Premium one, of which I ordered 16 skeins back in February only to find out that it did not live up to my expectations. "Make a lapghan out of me", it said, and the Anarchist quickly complied, using 12 skeins of the sheep-smelling fussy mess. To the mix, I added 3 skeins of Baby Multicolor and 2 skeins of Diva, all from Ice Yarns. So my stash is 2370 meters lighter! That's almost 2.5 kilometers (2700 yards, give or take)! That's a whole lotta yarn! Not bad, for such a simp…

Milo - The perfect vest pattern

Normally, I don't pay for patterns. Not that I don't recognize the work of designers (I do, believe me I do), but I end up finding a free alternative and stick with that. When I *do* buy patterns, I wish they were all like Milo, by Georgie Hallam. It's beautifully written, covers a great range of sizes for tiny humans and includes all necessary explanations and stitch counts. But, most importantly, the final result is something like this:

I've knitted the 12 month size and it only took 1 skein of Araucania Ranco Sock (yarn held double = perfect gauge). I didn't have to do any mods, but I did forget to decrease during CO (Note to self: read the ALL instructions *before* starting something!)...
Needlesss to say, I'm very, very happy with the result! <3

The pattern may be purchased here:

Normalmente, não tenho por hábito pagar por modelos. Não que não reconheça o trabalho dos designers (acreditem, reconheço e muito)…